The band just celebrated 10 years since the release of their popular debut album Themata, touring the country to thousands of adoring alternative music fans.
Even though they have gained a loyal worldwide following over the past decade, the talented guitarist is quick to downplay their popularity.
�If you say the name Karnivool, people often don�t know who we are,� Goddard said.
�Most people know of Birds of Tokyo but they don�t know lead singer, Ian Kenny, is the same singer in our band.�
The 33-year-old musician is currently immersing himself in the band�s small but heavily amplified studio in Bayswater writing Karnviool�s fourth album.
While the music fraternity considers him somewhat of a guitar hero, Goddard said his musical abilities had small beginnings.
�I started liking the same songs as everyone like John Farnham and R.E.M, then mum and dad made me to go piano lessons, but it wasn�t until I heard Nirvana�s Smells Like Teen Spirit at home in Como that the bug bit me,� he said.
�I went to the same school as Ian (Collier Primary School) and that�s how we met.�
Goddard joined a covers band with his older brother Paul, and Kenny in 1996, playing pop songs by bands such as the Bay City Rollers and the Kinks.
�It was when I met Ian that he started introducing me to bands like Slayer, Sepultura and Nirvana, that really flipped the switch for me,� he said.
�We formed a band playing cover songs with Ian singing, my brother playing guitar and me on drums – one of our major gigs was playing at Collier Primary School�s 50th anniversary.�
It was during this period Goddard totally immersed himself in music.
�I started dressing grungy and I threw my tennis racket and cricket bat away and I wanted to play guitar and drums and it was basically in high school where Karnivool started,� he said.
�I started as the bass player, then I started writing songs and we got a new bass player and a new drummer.�
The current line-up was completed some years later when second guitarist Mark Hosking joined the band.
Karnivool have now released three albums, and Goddard said material for a new album, due sometime next year, sounded promising.
The band�s biggest crowds to date, outside the Big Day Out, have been in Moscow and India, where they drew 9000 people.
But he said fame came at a cost.
�The only problem with being in a band is the money is bad, people don�t buy records anymore. I am lucky I can make a living from it, it can be very hard to sustain yourself,� he said.